When it comes to summer hairstyles, it’s all about finding easy, sweat-proof ‘dos you can achieve in 10 minutes or less. If your calendar is filled with beach trips, weekend getaways, and after-work events, the last thing you want is to be tied down to a time-consuming styling routine.
Looking for some summer styling ideas? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re working with dark brown hair or ash blonde locks, these quick and easy summer hairstyles will get you through the season in style.
The Best Easy Summer Hairstyles For Short Hair
Looking to shake up your pixie cut on your next getaway? Starting with damp hair, apply a hair paste like the Redken Rough Paste 12 Working Material Hair Paste and sculpt to achieve the perfect textured pixie.
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Deep Side Part
A deep side part is a quick and easy way to add a bit of oomph to any hair type. Your hair doesn’t have to be perfectly parted to look flawless, we love the look of a messy deep side part.
Simply find the tail-end of your eyebrow to figure out where you should start your part line. Then, use your finger to form the part and sweep the bulk of your hair all to one side. Apply a few spritzes of the L'Oréal Professionnel Volumetry Anti-Gravity Effect Root Spray to add even more volume to your mane.
The Best Easy Summer Hairstyles For Mid-Length Hair
Air Dried Waves
We may be ditching our curling wands this summer, but that doesn’t mean soft, touchable waves are off the table completely. If you have naturally wavy hair, apply a dime-size amount of the Matrix StyleLink Air Dry Chill Boho Smoothing Air-Dry Cream throughout your strands and let your natural texture work its magic!
Half Up Bun
Begin by separating a section of hair at the crown of your head (leaving the strands framing your face loose) and create a basic ponytail. Secure the ponytail with a clear elastic and wrap the hair from the ponytail around the elastic to create a bun. Hold the style in place with a hair elastic and tame flyaways with a light spritz of hairspray.
Sleek Low BunKeep it classy this summer (while keeping your strands out of your face) with this sleek, sophisticated bun. Be sure to use a hair gel like the Redken Hardwear 16 Super-Strong Sculpting Hair Gel for lasting control and serious shine.
The Best Easy Summer Hairstyles For Long Hair
A textured ponytail is the ultimate no effort hairstyle. To master this look, start by applying the Kérastase V.I.P Volume In Powder Texturizing Spray to dry hair to instantly provide body, volume, and grip. Lightly scrunch hair to create texture. Gather your strands into a high ponytail and secure the ponytail with a hair tie and complete the look with a light spritz of hairspray.
Curly Messy BunCurly girls, we know the struggle of trying to tame your mane into any type of updo. Luckily, we have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves to create the perfect vacation-worthy messy bun.
Start by distributing an even amount of Mizani’s True Textures Twist And Coil Jelly throughout your damp hair. The formula is ideal for enhancing natural curls and styling coils without frizz. Once your hair is dry, gather it into a high, tight ponytail. Split the hair in the ponytail into two even sections. Take one section and wrap it around the base of the hair tie. Use bobby pins to hold the section in place. Then, wrap the remaining section around the first section and repeat the same steps. For an extra messy finish, lightly tug on the top of the bun to loosen it up a bit.
If you’re looking for a touch of glam, swap out your regular hair tie for a ponytail cuff.
Half Up Rope Braid Twist
Begin by brushing through your hair to remove any snarls and part your hair down the middle. Take a small section of hair from each side and starting with either side, create a rope braid going toward the back of your head and pin it in place with a bobby pin. Repeat this step on the opposite side and pin the second braid on top of the first. Complete the look with a splash of light hold hairspray.
Don’t have time for a beach vacay? If you need some extra help perfecting your lived-in beach hair, use a few spritzes of the L'Oréal Professionnel Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Beach Waves Spray on damp hair. Once your hair is dry, complete the look with a finishing spray such as the Tecni.Art Wild Stylers Next Day Hair.
Accent Side Braid
Messy buns don’t need to be boring! Slip on a few hair clips to upgrade your ‘do with simple accessories this summer.
Half-Up Fishtail Braid
A high ponytail is stylish, simple, and trendy—what more can you ask for in a summer hairstyle? Wrap your high ponytail in a scrunchie to really stay on-trend this summer.
Whether you’re a kid at heart or you’re looking for an out-there ‘do to wear to a summer concert, you can’t go wrong with space buns. Begin by detangling your hair. Then, part your hair down the middle and create two even sections of hair on each side of your head.
Craft a high ponytail on both sides of your head and secure them with a hair elastic. You should have matching pigtails on each side. Pick up your first pigtail and twirl it around itself to form a twist. Wrap the twisted hair around the base of the ponytail to form a bun and use bobby pins to hold it in place. Repeat these steps on the opposite side. Complete your look with a few spritzes of hairspray and add a bit of glitter to your roots really make your ‘do stand out.
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